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Grow Your Value: Living and Working to Your Full Potential by Mika Brzezinski

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CHAPTER THREE

KNOWING YOUR INNER VALUE

A little more than a year ago I was on an airplane going back to New York after a book event in Washington State. It was a late afternoon flight, but unless you’re taking a red-eye, it doesn’t matter: when you fly from west to east, you’re almost always riding into darkness. I had worked fourteen-hour days out west, and I wanted nothing more than to do what everyone else around me was doing—curl up with a fleece airline blanket and take a nap. But I couldn’t. My daughter Emilie had begun the process of applying to colleges, a process I’d really wanted to be a part of. In my carry-on bag I had a big folder with her brag sheets, stories, and summer-reading essays. I thought I’d review her writing style so ...

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